Late To The Party : “Nightcrawler”


Better late than never, I take a look at “Nightcrawler.”

Trash Film Guru

Nightcrawler

I don’t know if you watched the late local news tonight (I didn’t, I was at the movies — can you guess what I was seeing?), but odds are good that if you did, there was a psychopath in front of the camera waving a gun or a knife around, particularly if you live in a major urban area like New York or Los Angeles. Guys like that seem to be a dime a dozen these days, and sometimes they even wear uniforms and badges.

Well, writer/director Dan Gilroy seems to have hit on a nifty little twist to that scenario for his new(-ish) film, Nightcrawler — what if you put the psychopath behind the camera?

Nightcrawler (2014) trailer (Screengrab)

Louis Bloom (played with considerable relish by Jake Gyllenhaal) is our high-tech Travis Bickle, a guy with little formal education but a lot of drive who’s landed on hard times in our supposedly “recovering”…

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2 responses to “Late To The Party : “Nightcrawler”

  1. Pingback: Film Review: Southpaw (dir by Antoine Fuqua) | Through the Shattered Lens

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